The Rotary Club of Waikanae is for active business and community
leaders who enjoy the fellowship of others and who want to make
a difference in their local community.
Rotary is a global organisation with around 1.2 million members
in 34,000 clubs. Rotarians are people who:
• Get involved with their communities
• Connect with other professionals
• Share their time & experience with young people
Support global causes, such as eradicating polio
• Use their
skills to help others
Rotarians adopt the principle of “Service Above Self” by being actively
involved within the local and international community, through charitable
and fund raising projects.
Waikanae Rotary meets 6pm Wednesdays except for the first
Wednesday of each month.
VENUE: Cedarwood, 17 Parata
Street, Waikanae 5036.
Chris Campbell spoke to the club on
Wednesday 18 September about his Honors Performance Series 2019
at the Sydney Opera House.
President Robert Nugent with Chris Campbell a
very talented musician.
Chris spoke about his Sydney Opera House trip that is one of the highlights of his life so far, and was a really fulfilling and helpful experience for furthering his career as a musician.
He was able to meet many other musicians of a similar and higher skill level, and it really helped him understand how fun playing music can really be.
Over the course of the trip, he was able to see many different parts of Sydney as well as play for one of the best conductors he has met.
Kirt Mosier was really good at getting everyone to play to the best of their ability, without being too mean or demanding overall.
His trip started with getting up at 2:00am in order to catch the flight to Sydney. He needed plenty of time to get through security with the double bass.
We had scheduled a meeting with a luthier because his instrument needed some work done on it to bring it up to concert standard.
He met the rest of my chaperone group who had come from various US States as well as one Australian.
The performance itself went really well, with the violin solo in Theme for Schindler’s List sounding amazing and the bass section, myself included, having fun in Goin’ to Kansas City, playing the jazzy bass line.
The Wellington Region is an awesome place to live, but it’s a
little wild. We often experience earthquakes, storms, flooding
and landslides. We’re also at risk from tsunamis.
emergencies have similar impacts. It would be hard to get
around, hard to communicate with loved ones and hard to get
access to the essentials.
• Create a plan for what your
household would do in an emergency and put together a grab bag
NOW. A grab bag (or getaway kit) is a small backpack of
essential items to grab if you have to quickly evacuate your
home or workplace with little or no warning.
• Make your home
safer, store enough water for everyone in your household and
plan for what to do if you can't flush your toilet.
Remember to work with / help your neighbours.
• Find out
where your nearest Community Emergency Hub is.
the Red Cross Hazards App for your cell phone and find out where
to get information in an emergency. Therefore in an emergency,
you may receive an alert via your mobile phone. The App has the
option to get weather warnings from Metservice and earthquake
notifications from Geonet.
Drop, Cover and Hold during the earthquake, if
you feel the earthquake is either longer than a
minute OR strong enough that it’s hard to stand
up, as soon as the shaking stops, get to high
ground, particularly if you're in a tsunami
Our Australian Matched twin Exchange Student Lucy
Goldman spoke to the club on the 17th April 2019 about
her home in Glen Innes, NSW Australia.
She was born in
Bathurst, but moved to Glen Innes when she was five. Recently
this year she has moved to the new Armidale Secondary College to
study, where she is currently in year nine in the Australian
Lucy will be turning 15 while in New
Zealand and is very grateful to be given the exchange
Glen Innes is a small town of 7,000 people
near the Queensland border. Industries that surround us include
sheep farming and wind farms.
Glen Innes is commonly
known for it’s cold temperatures and Celtic festivals each year
although it is relatively close to the beach.
Lucy has a
16 year old brother Jack, parents Gigha and Matt and two dogs,
one being 5 years old and the other 18.
The family does lots
of things together such as trips to the snow, to the beach and
Lucy moved to Armidale College because the
selection of subjects was greater and the opportunity for more
extra-curricular activities. With her old school only having 400
students, this has been a big change but has prepared her for
Lucy thanked everyone for supporting her and
giving her the opportunity to be here, especially the Glen Innes
Rotary Club, Australia.
Lucy's three months in
New Zealand is going to be an experience she will never forget.
Lucy presenting a Glen Innes Rotary banner
to Waikanae President
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